Cactus Skincare Is About To Take Over And Here Are 5 Products On Our Radar


Buzzy skincare ingredients like niacinamide, azelaic acid and even watermelon are having a moment right now. When we look for ingredient-specific skincare routines, we’re doing so to tackle specific concerns that range from excessive dryness to overproduction of sebum and pigmentation. If dry and dull skin is the skincare issue you battle the most, then your skin might need some cactus-infused goodness!

Yep, that’s right. A quick geography lesson— cacti thrive in deserts and a dry climate, where rainfall is scanty and barely any moisture. In order to survive these conditions, they retain water and moisture. So, how exactly does this play out in skincare, this is a pertinent question. Cacti have thick skin which ensures that none of the water or minerals retained escape into the air.

A jelly-like substance found inside the cacti is infused with antioxidants and minerals. Along with this, it also contains vitamin E and essential fatty acids that contribute to maintaining healthy skin barrier. If a cactus can manage to pull itself through some of the most extreme weather conditions and keep its hydration levels intact, then imagine what it could do for your skin. Cactus-infused skincare products popularly contain cactus in the form of cactus flower extract, prickly pear extract or even cactus oil. All of these perform the main role of offering moisturisation to dry and flaky skin.

Here are a few cactus-infused products that need to be in your shopping carts ASAP!

Kiehl’s Cactus Flower Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist

A multitasking mist which acts like a refresher for your makeup and also detoxifies the skin while it’s at it, Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Mist features cactus flower as a hero ingredient so it comes packed with amino acids and antioxidants which hydrate and smoothen skin. Ginseng works to boost cell turnover for a brighter complexion.

Sephora All Over Face & Body Solid Cleanser – Cactus


Sephora’s All Over Face & Body Solid Cleanser in Cactus is a versatile solid cleanser that doesn’t just deeply cleanse and purify your body, but also gently exfoliates it. Cactus flower extract solves the issue of dry skin whereas coconut fruit extract nourishes the body by replenishing the water levels.

Boscia Cactus Water Peel-Off Mask


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Gel-based masks are the ultimate way to give parched skin a dose of hydration. Boscia’s Cactus Water Peel-Off Mask is a mask created to rejuvenate fatigued skin. Power-packed with ingredients such as queen of the night cactus, sea fern algae extract and vitamin c, this mask doesn’t just hydrate the skin but also infuses a radiant glow. When your skin is feeling a tad bit exhausted from an extensive routine, minimise it to three products and squeeze this mask in!

Quench Botanics Chialeader Zit Fix Serum

A deeply hydrating serum that comes packed with salicylic acid, cactus stem extract, bamboo and cica—the Quench Botanics Chialeader Zit Fix Serum targets multiple concerns all in one. Its unique formula targets breakouts and also infuses moisture into your skin, keeping it locked in. The blend of salicylic acid with cactus stem extract is like an anti-dote to breakouts faced by sensitive skin.

TONYMOLY I’m Real Cactus Sheet Mask


Infused with ingredients like prickly pear extract, aloe and glycerin, TONYMOLY’s I’m Real Cactus Sheet Mask acts as an instant pick-me-up for tired and dull skin. With prickly pear being the key ingredient, this sheet mask works effectively for extremely dry and sensitive skin, soothing any dry patches or sensitive areas.

- Beauty Writer


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